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EIGHTH WONDER: THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF CARL DENHAM AND THE BEAST-GOD OF SKULL ISLAND

Ignited by an intersection of chance and opportunity, filmmaker James Mansfield was present at the discovery in 1999 of a long-forgotten cache of material belonging to Carl Denham, an obscure but remarkable adventure filmmaker active in the 1920s and early ‘30s.

In addition to files, photos, folders, posters, and other mementos, the vast majority of the find - 30 sealed crates - consisted of rusted film cans containing thousands of feet of footage in various stages of decay. Upon on-site inspection of some of the better-preserved frames, Mansfield sensed that he had stumbled upon something astounding: Carl Denham’s long-presumed-lost visual record of his “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the factual basis for RKO’s classic motion picture, KING KONG.

CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION.


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